An Imperial World: Empires and Colonies Since 1750 (Paperback)Douglas Northrop (author)
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An overview of global imperialism during the last three centuries.
Part of the "Connections: Key Themes in World History" series, this text helps students understand world history by focusing on an issue that has profoundly shaped the modern world order: the establishment and collapse of global empires since 1750.
An Imperial World uses a combination of primary documents and analytical essays, both tightly focused around four case studies: India, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.Itexamines the historical development of colonial systems and shows their enormous role in shaping the modern world order. It is meant to be thematic and suggestive, offering arguments and information to serve as a starting point for discussion and exploration.
Upon completing this book readers will be able to:Understand how large empires grewDescribe the structures of imperial powerUnderstand the hard side of modern empires:Their ideological underpinningsThe practical techniques used by colonial authorities and their militaryTheir economic and political goalsExplore the enormous cultural and social impact of colonial systems on the everyday lives of people in today's world
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 327 g
Dimensions: 227 x 156 x 7 mm
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